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Forgotten Power: Byzantium, Bulwark of Christianity
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
For centuries, the Byzantine Empire was the center of Christendom, mistress of the Mediterranean, and the symbol for all the rest of the world of splendor, wealth, and cultural ascendancy until it fell to the Ottoman Turks. This book vividly brings to life the glittering emperors, the hotbed of religious controversy, the politics, art, military action, and the lives of ordinary citizens.
Restless Spirit - The Story of Rose Quinn
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,060. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Rose Quinn died in an asylum less than a year after being committed by her brother for refusing to live with the man she had been forced to marry. The story remained a family secret for three generations. This is the story of Rose and how her family brought her story to light in the 21st century, a testament to her and others who suffered this cruel fate.
Sailing with Hunters
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 20,690. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Essays
Adventure, danger, tragedy, hardship and humour on the Arctic fishing grounds. This story is a must for all who are interested in the sea or an aspect of life in the 1950s Highly acclaimed by readers in the fishing industry. "Fascinating Story," Dave Buckley, Trawler Historian, Fleetwood Weekly News. "Charlie tells it like it was," Jim Porter, Fleetwood Marine Heritage Trust.
Croniquilla de Contratación
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Price: Free! Words: 96,230. Language: Spanish. Published: February 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Al leer esta modesta Croniquilla le ruego sea benévolo con ella. Dispense los grandes errores. El autor no tuvo siquiera escuela primaria. El niño leproso estaba proscrito de las aulas oficiales y privadas. Se le consideraba amenaza social horripilante. Fue escrita con honestidad; la verdad campea en la denuncia.
The Nana Letters: A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,250. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The nineteenth-century version of an on-line romance, The Nana Letters. is an edition of a letter collection that reads like a novel with romance, intrigue, and tragic death. Nana is an engaging heroine, often a typical Victorian young woman, but also an adroit negotiator who must walk a narrow path between two roles: submissive woman and determiner of her own destiny.
The Tracks We Leave: A Dialog With Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Martial arts
Listen to the words of the late Senior Grandmaster S. George Pesare as he talks of the early days of teaching Kenpo Karate in the 1960's, and his lifelong journey of bringing the art from California to New England.
Broken Promises Scottish Breach of Promise Cases
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Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 56,250. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
The lives, loves and personal tragedies of people whom history has forgotten are brought under the searchlight through a study of 19th and early 20th century breach of promise of marriage cases. From legal records, newspaper reports and birth, marriage and death and census records, the author has brought back to life the personal stories of women, who felt betrayed and deserted.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Social Unrest in the South Wales Coalfield
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,780. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book covers the trades unions disputes in the Coalfield from the start of the Industrial Revoltion until 1985.
A New Forest Childhood 1903-1916
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Price: Free! Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The memoirs of Thomas Gilbert Scott growing up in Sway in the New Forest before the Great War. This ebook version does not contain the photographs, family tree or map of the print edtion.
Georgetown at the Turn of the Millennium
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 10,930. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Georgetown is located 35 miles north of the City of Boston. It is in Essex County and has a number of historical seventeenth century neighbors. Unlike its neighbors, Georgetown has its own K-12 public school system, and is the home of "Erie Four," the oldest still operating privately owned fire company in the United States, funded primarily by donations. These are some of its citizens' stories.
Sgeul nan Eilthireach a dh’fhalbh à Beàrnaraigh na Hearadh
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Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: Scottish Gaelic. Published: November 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
Gàidhlig (Scottish Gaelic) translation of 'The Story of Emigration from Berneray, Harris' by Peter Kerr. Published by Comunn Eachdraidh Bheàrnaraigh/Berneray Historical Society 2012
Shift Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
How we mined a lot of coal, and how most of us lived to tell about it: a not terribly serious history of mining life in the Upper Ohio Valley.
The Tobacco Fields of Meath
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Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 32,590. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: October 21, 2012 by The Manuscript Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The true story of Irish families at the turn of the twentieth century, striving to make a go of a new crop in order to improve the lives of ordinary people and control the massive problem of unemployment and its consequence - emigration. The story of over 30 years of tobacco growing in Ireland is told here through the private papers of one who was at the heart of the Randlestown experiment.
Freedom of Speech: The American Way
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 810. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Have we lost our way? Freedom of speech is very important in our culture. Even though we are guaranteed freedom of speech by our Bill of Rights, that doesn't mean we should vilify others, even though we have the right to do it.
Dictionary of Superstitions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 185,710. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A comprehensive and up-to-date guide to the superstitions, old and new, of the English-speaking world, complete with their origins, meanings and variant forms. A first-class source book for the historian, folklorist and casual reader alike, it also offers antidotes to some of the most feared taboos. Would you know what to do if you broke a mirror?
The Band Played Dixie: Race and the Liberal Conscience at Ole Miss
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A penetrating look at the University of Mississippi - ‘Ole Miss’. Nadine Cohodas (author of Spinning Blues Into Gold) covers the institution’s tumultuous racial history, with emphasis on how Ole Miss moved forward from the riot that erupted after James Meredith, the first African-American student, enrolled September 30, 1962. Updated in 2012 for the 50th Anniversary of the integration of Ole Miss.
Selected Writings on Writing Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
A collection of selected writings by author Penny Colman, including blog posts and book talks that elucidate her process for writing "Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World," a historical nonfiction narrative for all ages.
Population - Dandelion
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2012 by DarkGate. Category: Essay » Sociology
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Population - Dandelion is an essay about movements that are against the social structures whether it be government, organizations, schools or religion. These social structures also referred to as machines are designed to control people through the concept of panopticism (described by Michael Foucault). The essay focuses on a culture with a message (Hippies, flower children) and how they set out...
Berwick's Battle Against Drink 1830-1900
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Series: Drink and Berwick upon Tweed, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,960. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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The backlash against the drink culture in nineteenth-century Berwick-upon- Tweed which has parallels with stories in the media today. How the Victorians dealt with the problem. The rise of the Temperance Movement and the influence of Scotland on this English town. Print version published 2010.